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Are we glimpsing the pink of a new dawn at the Financial Times?

By the Guardian

The paper that was once printed all over the world now makes 700,000 of its 900,000 sales digitally – and that may offer a little hope for others tooRead full story

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  • Ben Wright
    Ben WrightBusiness Editor at The Telegraph

    Not just the pink ‘un either. Here’s the nutgraf: “Newspapers and news websites that have something special to sell – some coverage and expertise that set their own value – are beginning to see a little daylight. The words, the pictures, the facts still matter. It is the news organisations – websites as well as papers – that don’t add value which are having the direst time.”

  • Ken Breen
    Ken BreenDow Jones

    On the FT, I’m not sure I buy this new departure and have been underwhelmed, to be honest, about their performance since they were bought by Nikkei. I would also suggest their reported numbers are never truly what they seem. They have been inflating their print circulation for years with bulks and discounts.

    However, there are reasons to be cheerful for traditional (truly premium) publishers. As Robert Thomson and Will Lewis have regularly pointed out “Google’s and Facebook’s commodification of

    On the FT, I’m not sure I buy this new departure and have been underwhelmed, to be honest, about their performance since they were bought by Nikkei. I would also suggest their reported numbers are never truly what they seem. They have been inflating their print circulation for years with bulks and discounts.

    However, there are reasons to be cheerful for traditional (truly premium) publishers. As Robert Thomson and Will Lewis have regularly pointed out “Google’s and Facebook’s commodification of content knowingly, wilfully, undermines provenance for profit.” The reaction to this skullduggery is being seen in the digital growth of established news brands as the value of news and its truth is becoming more pronounced and much preferred!

  • The FT has done a nice job of pursuing a niche - data-driven and seemingly apolitical- in a polarized time.

  • Adrian Michaels
    Adrian MichaelsDirector at FirstWord Media

    "Newspapers and news websites that have something special to sell – some coverage and expertise that set their own value – are beginning to see a little daylight."

  • Yuzuha Oka
    Yuzuha Okajournalist

    Financial news are one of the few areas that still makes money catering to a specialist audience. However, even those players need a new business model.

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